Exhibit to Display Indonesian Textiles

October 26, 2009

Indonesian textiles will be exhibited Nov. 3-15 at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A free public exhibit opening at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 3 will feature a talk plus Indonesian food and music. “Indonesian Textiles: Culture, Traditions and Techniques,” will include cloths from several regions of the… Read more »

UNC Study: Disability Rates Similar for Internationally, Domestically Adopted Children

October 26, 2009

Children adopted from overseas have disability rates similar to those adopted from within the United States, according to new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Results of the first national study of disabilities among internationally adopted children appear in the November issue of the journal Pediatrics. The study’s authors are Philip… Read more »

Students from Three Continents Explore Global Entrepreneurship at UNC

Undergraduate students from UNC-Chapel Hill, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Copenhagen Business School visited SAS, Quintiles Transnational Corp. and other successful multinationals in the world-famous The Research Triangle Park™ in September to learn firsthand about the challenges and opportunities of operating in the global marketplace. The RTP study tour helped kick off the course, “Born Global: Designing the Global Entrepreneurial Venture,”… Read more »

Santiago Gangotena

Founder of Ecuador’s First Private University Wins Alumni Award

October 19, 2009

Santiago Gangotena, who received his Ph.D. in physics from Carolina in 1977, received a Distinguished Alumnus Award at the University Day celebration on Oct. 12. Gangotena founded the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), the first private university in Ecuador, in 1987. The university now enrolls 5,000 students, 3,300 of whom are undergraduates. Although USFQ receives… Read more »

UNC Students Capture Untold Story of the Galapagos

October 13, 2009

Unbeknownst to most people, there is more to the Galapagos Islands than big turtles and Charles Darwin. On the “Enchanted Islands,” there are people too, about 30,000 according to some estimates, who inhabit four of the 19 major islands of the Galapagos. “This is an unreported story,” said Pat Davison, a UNC journalism professor who… Read more »

UNC Presentation and Reception: ‘Galapagos: a Science and Education Partnership’

October 13, 2009

A public presentation and reception will be held Oct. 14 (Wednesday) to showcase the Galapagos Initiative program being jointly developed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador. Officials from both universities will introduce the initiative, which aims to improve understanding of the complex interactions… Read more »